Article first published as Book Review: Reshaping Reality by Robin Marvel on Blogcritics.
“Reshaping Reality” is incredibly inspirational. The author Robin Marvel shares a great deal of her past with us while she teaches us how we can reclaim our power and live a life of motivation and purpose. I really appreciated her willingness to be open about the tremendous amount of trials and tribulations that she has had to overcome to get to where she is today. By putting a positive spin on negative events, she encourages us to view these experiences as life lessons. In doing so, it will help us to learn from what happened and move on, rather than continue to repeat the same mistakes. Imprints are what tend to keep us stuck. By gaining an understanding of what our imprints are, we can recognize them and deal with them.
In her book, Marvel exclaims, “You are what you choose to be right now!” This tells us that we need to take responsibility for ourselves and our choices. We can reshape our reality by no longer choosing to be a victim. She also tells us to “Let go of the past and live in the present.” How freeing is that? Not only can we break cycles and patterns of abuse to free ourselves, we can also prevent those close to us, especially children from having to go through what we did.
True happiness has to come from within. We really cannot be defined by our external circumstances, whether they be good or bad. By reading the material presented, journaling, and following the sets of exercises at the end of each chapter, I feel that this book will help every reader to live the life that they were meant to be living. I found this book to be so empowering and it helped give me an understanding of why I have been “stuck.” I feel that this book will benefit people who are starting out on their journey to healing, and people like me, who have been on the path, but stepped off. Marvel tells us, “We are the sole creators of this life and when open to our powers, we are limitless.” I highly recommend that you read “Reshaping Reality” by Robin Marvel and be inspired!
Marvelous Spirit Press (2012)
Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (4/12)